donderdag 10 mei 2012

The medievel castle & the lolitas

                Hello princes and princesses! <3

I went to Muiderslot yesterday, that's a castle in a cute little villathere I can't imagine that it's only 15 minutes to the busy centre of called Muiden. It's not far away from Amsterdam, it's so quiet 

Muiderslot in de winter

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About Muiderslot:
The Muiderslot is a castle in the Netherlands, located at the mouth of the river Vecht, some 15 kilometers southeast of Amsterdam, in Muiden, where it flows into what used to be the Zuiderzee. It's one of the better known castles in the Netherlands and has been featured in many television shows set in the Middle Ages.
The history of the Muiderslot (Castle Muiden, where muiden means rivermouth) begins with Count Floris V who built a stone castle at the mouth of the river back in 1280, when he gained command over an area that used to be part of the See of Utrecht. The River Vecht was the trade route to Utrecht, one of the most important trade towns of that age. The castle was used to enforce a toll on the traders. It is a relatively small castle, measuring 32 by 35 metres with brick walls well over 1.5 metres thick. A large moat surrounded the castle.
A hundred years later, in 1370, the castle was rebuilt on the same spot based on the same plan, by Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria, who at that time was also the Count of Holland and Zeeland.
The next famous owner of the castle shows up in the 16th century, when P.C. Hooft (1581-1647), a famous author, poet and historian took over sheriff and bailiff duties for the area (Het Gooiland). For 39 years he spent his summers in the castle and invited friends, scholars, poets and painters such as Vondel, Huygens, Bredero and Maria Tesselschade Visscher, over for visits. This group became known as the Muiderkring. He also extended the garden and the plum orchard, while at the same time an outer earthworks defense system was put into place.
At the end of the 18th century, the castle was first used as a prison, then abandoned and became derelict. Further neglect caused it to be offered for sale in 1825, with the purpose of it being demolished. Only intervention by King William I prevented this. Another 70 years went by until enough money was gathered to restore the castle in its former glory.
The Muiderslot is currently a national museum (Rijksmuseum). The insides of the castle, its rooms and kitchens, have been restored to look like they did in the 17th century and several of the rooms now house a good collection of arms and armour.

                                                               Photo's by Roos
Yes, yes... I thought that would be interesting?! Now I'm going to tell about the lolita meeting. ^__^
I went with my two friends Ellis and Rosy with the train to far, far, far away (Amsterdam)
After a long time in the train, we were at the meeting point in Amsterdam Amstel.
Then we went with the bus to Muiden and we walked to the castle.
The castle was very lovely and I really liked the gardens.

I was lovely day a so nice to see my lolita friends again, we talked a lot and it was the group was fun. I spent most of the day in the garden, enjoying the sun.
We talked,walked around the gardens and visited the castle untill the parc closed.
Then we went to a nice Italian restaurant, I loved to food there.
After that it was already time to go home :(

Trolling with Lory in the Museum shop xD
We were ready to fight for the castle!

It was a lovely day, thanks everyone! <3
I can't wait to see you all again. ^__^

*Other pictures by Lory and Leilanie*

6 opmerkingen:

  1. Everyone looked so nice!
    I like the way you combined your outfit like that, with the white vest and Moitié dress. That vest is so cute, with all the little pearls on it ^^ And I like your hair like that ♥

    1. Thank you so much <3
      I really loved everyones outfits, everyone put so much effort in their outfits :D

  2. It was amazing and we were so lucky with the weather <3

    1. Yes, it was! :D
      And we were so lucky, it would be awful if it had rained all day long...

  3. Reacties
    1. Thank you very much!
      Everyone looked so lovely that day :)